August 29, 2016

H. Van Wijnen Smoked Salmon Recalled for Possible Botulism

A & E Distribution is recalling H. Van Wijnen brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon Filet in Canada because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria if sold refrigerated. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. It was sold in New Brunswick, Quebec, and possibly nationally at the retail level. This is an update of the Fjord Laks fish products recall earlier this month. The recalled product is H. Van Wijnen brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon Filet Royal in 170 gram packages. All "best before" dates up to and including July 29, 2016 are recalled. The UPC numbers on the product are variable. Food contaminated with the botulism toxin will not look, smell, or taste different from food that is safe to eat. The symptoms of botulism … [Read more...]

Food Poisoning Flashback: Deadly Botulism Outbreak at Church Potluck

Last summer, a deadly botulism outbreak was linked to a potluck meal at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Ohio. Twenty nine people were sickened, two people died. Previously, one fatality had been reported in connection with the largest botulism outbreak to strike the U.S. in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of those sickened described onset of symptoms two days after attending the potluck. Home-canned potatoes in potato salad were the likely source of the outbreak, health officials concluded. Botulism is caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum which is found in soil and dust. Symptoms include: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, muscle … [Read more...]

Verano Mushroom Soup Recalled for Possible Botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Raices Food Inc. is recalling Verano Food Purveyors brand Mushroom Soup because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Verano Food Purveyors Mushroom Soup in two sizes. The 500 ml size and 1 liter size is recalled. There is no UPC Number on the product. All codes up to an including XP July 19 are recalled. The soup was sold in Nova Scotia at the retail level. The symptoms of botulism food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure, and paralysis. Food contaminated with this bacteria and the toxin it produces will not look, smell, or taste … [Read more...]

Recall of Fjord Laks Products for Botulism Updated

The Canadian recall of products from Fjord Laks for possible botulism contamination has been updated to include another product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The products are sold in the refrigerated section in supermarkets in Quebec. You can see the original recall for three other products at the CFIA web site. This recall adds Fjord Laks Scottish Smoked Salmon in 100 gram containers. All Best Before dates up to and including July 18, 2016 are recalled. The UPC number on the product is variable. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. Botulism does not change the flavor, smell, appearance, or texture of foods, but a very tiny amount … [Read more...]

Fjord Laks Fish Recalled for Possible Botulism in Canada

A&E Distribution is recalling Fjord Laks brand fish products because they may contain Clostridium botulinum bacteria if sold refrigerated. The products were sold in Quebec at the retail level. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are all Fjord Laks brand name. All best by dates up to and including July 16, 2016 are recalled. The UPC numbers for the recalled products are variable. They include Irish Smoked Salmon in 100 gram containers, Royal Smoked Empereur Gravlax Marinated Smoked Salmon in 100 gram containers, and Smoked Rainbow Trout in 125 gram containers. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the CFIA web site. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Al Rasheed Sardines Recalled for Possible Botulism

Greenland Trading Company of New Jersey is recalling Al Rasheed Sardines because it may be contamianted with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. Al Rasheed Sardines were shipped to retail stores in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The product is packaged in a vacuum package with the expiration date 3/2017. The potential for contamination was noted after sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture Sampling and Analysis. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged container or return it to the store where you bought it for a refund. Botulism toxin does not change the taste, smell, look, or texture of food. A tiny amount can cause … [Read more...]

Dry Salted Fish and Bream Recalled for Possible Botulism

Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, New York, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are sold in un-coded clear, vacuum pack plastic bags. Each bag weighs 5.29 ounces. The Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495-001308. The Bream - Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish has a UPC number of 4606495001346. The fish was imported from Russia and sold to retail stores in New York and California from February through April, 2016. Routine sampling and inspection by … [Read more...]

Mary’s Home Canning Recalls Soup for Possible Botulism

Mary's Home Canning is recalling Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness or death. The bacteria will not make the product, look, taste, or smell spoiled. The FDA found that the pH of the product was high (a low pH discourages bacterial growth), and the soups were not adequately processed at the proper temperature. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup in 16 ounce jars and in 32 ounce jars. It was distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in retail stores and at farmer's markets. The product is in a clear glass jar with white screw top lid. The label reads in part, "Mary's Home Made Vegetable Soup ... Heat and … [Read more...]

Mustard Relish Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and HardyWares Preserves is recalling Mustard Relish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness, even though the food does not look, smell, or taste contaminated. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is HardyWares brand Mustard Relish in 250 ml packages. The code on the product is "Packaged on: Dec 3, 2015. There is no UPC number on the product. If you purchased this recalled product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. The symptoms of Clostridium botulinum food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, … [Read more...]

Dried Yellow Fish Recalled for Possible Botulism

WD Import and Export of Brooklyn, New York is recalling bulk unlabeled cardboard boxes of Dried Yellow Fish because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria can cause life-threatening illness or death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The product, Dried Yellow Fish, was sold in bulk unlabeled and un-coded cardboard boxes. It is a product of China. The fish was sold in retail stores in New York City. The fish was not properly eviscerated before it was packaged for sale. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspection confirmed the fish was not properly processed. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or doubled bagged package so other … [Read more...]

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